Gambia in upbeat mood for Burkina Faso test

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Gambia coach Foday Bah has vowed his side are going to for a result when they take on Burkina Faso in the preliminary qualifiers of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Costa Rica & Panama 2020.

The Gambians will be making their debut outing at the junior category when they take on Burkina Faso away in Ouagadogou on Saturday.

"We've played their senior national in the last Women's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and I think they (Burkina Faso U-20 women's team) can't be better than their seniors. The girls that I have here can give them a very good game," said Bah.

"The spirit is high and the girls are ready. We're going out there to get a result."

"The spirit is high and the girls are ready. We're going out there to get a result," Foday Bah, Gambia Women's U-20 coach

Bah has named a strong squad of 20 players for the away fixture this weekend after finalising their technical preparations at Bakau's Independence Stadium.

The squad comprises of the same players that played for the U-17s with the new inclusion being Red Scorpions' Ola Buwaro.

The Gambia surprised the footballing world when its women's U-17s qualified for the 2012 FIFA Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan and this new generation of players will be hoping to go one better by claiming a spot for the tourney to be co-hosted by Panama and Costa Rica in August.

Fixtures

17.01.2020 Cairo Egypt vs Morocco

18.01.2020 Libreville Gabon vs DR Congo

18.01.2020 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso vs Gambia

18.01.2020 Nouakchott Mauritania vs Guinea Bissau

18.01.2020 Freetown Sierra Leone vs Senegal

18.01.2020 Bujumbura Burundi vs Ethiopia

18.01.2020 Blantyre Malawi vs Zimbabwe

18.01.2020 Lusaka Zambia vs South Africa

19.01.2020 Kampala South Sudan vs Algeria

19.01.2020 Brazzaville Congo vs Angola

19.01.2020 Monrovia Liberia vs Guinea

19.01.2020 Dar es SalaamTanzania vs Uganda

19.01.2020 Windhoek Namibia vs Botswana